Nov. 15, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – Two Clemson volleyball players were named to the 2001 All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams by the league’s nine head coaches Wednesday evening. Senior Jodi Steffes earned second-team All-ACC honors, and freshman Lori Ashton received all-freshman accolades.
A right side hitter from Elwood, IL, Steffes earned second-team All-ACC honors for the third time in her career. She was a member of the all-conference team as a sophomore and junior after garnering ACC Rookie-of-the-Year honors as a freshman. Steffes has been named to the AVCA All-East Region teams for the last three years and has the opportunity to become the Tigers’ first four-time all-region honoree. She is currently ranked among Clemson’s all-time leaders in several categories. Steffes is fifth all-time kills with 1,389 and is sixth in kills-per-game with a 3.17 average. She is also currently third on the all-time list in defensive saves with 1, 286.
Ashton, a middle hitter from Waldorf, MD, was named to the All-Freshman team for her efforts this season. She has already broken into the Clemson record books as she is fifth all-time in blocks per game, and leads this year’s team in blocks with 94 (21 solo). She also leads the Tigers in hitting percentage with a .292 (234-85-511) mark, and ranks third on the team in kills with 234 (2.52 kpg). Ashton is ranked ninth in the conference in hitting percentage and seventh in blocks.
Clemson will be in action this weekend at the 2001 ACC Volleyball Championship in Tallahassee, FL. The seventh-seeded Tigers will play the second-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels Friday night at Tully Gym. First serve is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
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